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News

  • 3 December 2018

    Please join us in welcoming Dr Nayuta Yoshioka to SOVS.  Yoshi joins us as a Lecturer and will be teaching in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the School in the following courses: VISN1101: Seeing the work: Perspectives from Vision Science, OPTM7611: Introduction to Myopia, OPTM7612: Myopia Management and OPTM7621: Clinical Myopia Management.

  • 26 November 2018

    It was from watching shows like Masterchef, Iron chef and My Kitchen Rules that set me on the track to becoming a foodie. I don’t cook but I do appreciate the skills you need to have to be a good chef. The place doesn’t have to be fancy either. You can find amazing food from takeaway restaurants or street food. Not spending as much can also be a good thing for managing your expectations. Bad food becomes a greater disappointment when you paid too much for it! 

  • 19 October 2018

    UNSW School of Optometry and Vision Science has developed a new course to add to its Postgraduate Coursework portfolio.  The Graduate Certificate in Myopia Management, which is the world’s first university accredited program designed to provide advanced knowledge and clinical experience necessary for registered optometrists to prescribe evidence-based treatment for the management of myopia.  

Seminars and Events

There are currently no seminars or Events planned within the School of Optometry and Vision Science. Check back later to see what exciting things we have planned. In the meantime have a look around the our web site, visit the Optometry Clinic pages and read about our research.

Research Spotlight

Researchers at the Centre for Eye Health have been developing and evaluating new methods for visual field testing to detect losses in glaucoma earlier than current clinical tests. Since 2016, we have published a series of research papers showing that carefully selecting a more appropriate test size identifies more defects compared to current clinical standard methods (Kalloniatis and Khuu 2016 OPO; Phu et al 2017 OPO).

Arthur: What we report on is a system that can measure the 3D shape and the optics of the crystalline lens. That’s the lens inside our eyes that makes it possible to change focus and see up close (a function called “accommodation”). The team achieved this by combining several key pieces of technology: a 3D OCT for imaging the lens shape, ray-tracing aberrometry for the optics and a mechanical lens stretcher that can effect a change in the lens focus in a near-physiological manner.